Supreme Court declines to stay EC order recognising Eknath Shinde faction as Shiv Sena; allows Thackeray to use 'flaming torch' for bye-polls

The Court granted liberty to the rival Uddhav Thackeray faction to use the name 'Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)' and the 'flaming torch' symbol for the bye-elections in Chinchwad and Kasba Peth.
Supreme Court, Eknath Shinde, Uddhav Thackrey, Shivsena
Supreme Court, Eknath Shinde, Uddhav Thackrey, Shivsena

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Election Commission of India (ECI) order that had recognised the Eknath Shinde faction as the real Shiv Sena and granted them permission to use the name 'Shiv Sena' and the bow and arrow symbol for their party [Uddhav Thackeray vs Eknathrao Sambhaji Shinde and anr].

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